Apple and Google Leading $500M Bid for Kodak's Patents
Apple and Google have partnered together in hopes of scoring some 1,100 imaging patents being auctioned off by Eastman Kodak, reports Bloomberg. Kodak has been trying to sell the patents since the summer months as part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan. It was unsuccessful at scoring competitive bids at first. This new partnership between Apple and Google comes at a time when they are at odds with one another over smartphone patents. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, says the Apple and Google partnership is offering $500 million for the patents. None of the companies involved has confirmed Bloomberg's report.
Smartphone Camera Shoot-Out: iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S9+
Is photography your passion? If so, and you're in the market for a new phone, the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and Samsung Galaxy S9+ should be at the top of your list.
Google Makes LTE Patents Available Through Via Licensing
Via Licensing today said that Google has added its LTE patents to its broader pool of LTE patents. Via Licensing collects wireless patents from a broad range of companies with the intent of licensing them at fair and reasonable rates.
Apple Says Qualcomm Violating Patents
Apple today filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over power-management patents. The claim counters a July lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple.
ITC to Investigate Ericsson's Patent Claims Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to examine Ericsson's claims that Apple is violating its wireless patents.
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